The other perspective is from the moderates, who weigh the arguments both for and against and then make a decision in support of 1973 United State’s Supreme Court Decision Roe vs. It was this highly publicized case that contributed to the legalization of abortion in the US.
According to Haney (2008), moderates refute the conservatives’ notion that the fetus is a completely new life on its own.
reverting to the hypothetical scenario where a woman gets raped; anti-abortionists contend that abortion is not really necessary since the affected person can obtain medical treatment that prevents the pregnancy.
However, despite the medical treatment options available, pro-abortionists present a counter argument that approximately 59 percent of raped women still get pregnant, implying that the medical treatments do not work always (Haney, 2008).
To them, the choice on whether to abort or not lies entirely with the women.
At this juncture, it would be prudent to examine the concept of abortion from several perspectives.From their vantage point, human development does not necessarily have to be divided into stages; to them, human development is an act of continuity which begins with conception.As such, the right to living cannot be separated from a fetus’ character.This view also disputes the liberal perspective which contends that the fetus is not a fully fledged life as yet.Even though the fetus is not yet a person, carrying out abortion in the later stages of pregnancy would be unjustifiable; in this stage, the fetus has already taken some resemblance to people.Pro-life arguments are mainly based on the concept of preservation of human life from the point of conception to that of giving full priority to unborn fetus’ life over that of the mother.On the other end, pro-abortionists contend that women possess ultimate control of their bodies to that point of prioritizing their lives over the natural observable fact of the development of a new human being. Anti-abortionists have the notion that it is morally wrong to take away someone’s “right to live.” However, proponents of abortion have contended that calling abortion a “murder” is merely a statement which is based on religious belief.It remains one of the most contested issues in as far as social and moral obligations are concerned.Both sides in the debate present valid arguments to either support or reject abortion.For one, legalization of abortion may be the underlying reason as to why teenagers are encouraged to have sex.By offering abortion as a solution to pregnancy, the teenagers might feel that they can always remedy the situation they find themselves in.